Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our New Home!

{Linked up with French Country Cottage's
Feathered Nest Friday...
 Using inexpensive Trim for the WOW factor!
Click on the button to the right for more!!}

Well, that's a little deceiving...
It's not "our" new home, it's
The Black Rooster's new home.



We finished up our space at
Granny's Antique Mall
in Temecula!

We'll be moving in tomorrow (Thursday) and
I'm sure for a few days after that, too.

Our "Official" Grand Opening will be on
 Sunday, July 8th from 11-2
with Boutique Cupcakes!

Space #17

Here's what we did...

Before:





The striped wallpaper and old carpet wasn't quite fitting for
 my Black Rooster Cottage style.

 Ch, ch, ch, changes.....





LOVE how the wallpaper looks!
I was going to use a Toile and
am soooo glad I didn't!
It's a beautiful cream, white, gray and black.

 I will be carrying this line of wallpaper for sale, too.
 I have it on order!
It will be in, in a couple of weeks.





Looks like expensive Wainscot, huh?
{Being married to a Contractor has its perks!}









We had such a great time doing this.

It took us a total of 12 hours. We had to work
before the store opened then a little
during business hours.

Not bad for 3 days, huh?

Cost?
We spent under $100.
Really.

Almost everything was recycled material!

Mantle~ recycled from a tear out
Mantle Surround~ used the wood from an old cabinet
Trim~ leftovers from jobs (had to buy a little bit)
Crown~ leftover pieces from old jobs (had to buy one stick)
Applique~ new from a dealer at Granny's

I just spent money on the wallpaper, primer and (good) paint!
{I didn't peel the existing wallpaper,
I just peeled the loose stuff then primed!}

Guess what?
You can have this too!

My husband is a Licensed Contractor and he's GOOD!
Really, he is. He's very creative, very picky (meticulous) and
 reasonable!

Tell him his wife sent you! :)


Working on this was like putting on my favorite
old sneakers...


Prior to the boys being born,
I was a Home Stager/Realtor.

In the business of "sales",
Perception is Everything!
{I hope it works here!}



Hmm.... GREAT, my mind is at it again...

Hope to see you next Sunday!

XO, Amber

16 comments:

Kate said...

Amber it is divine!! What a beautiful new beginning for you! Congrats I am over the moon excited!!

xoxo
Kate

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

W.O.W.
That mentor is working out hugh?
Looks FABULOUS!!!!

Have a lovely 4th!

(Saw you on Anne, Fiona & Twig's sidebar and had to stop by!)

Amitiés,
Angela- Parisienne Farmgirl

NanaDiana said...

I didn't know you used to do staging. I did that, too. Still do a bit of it here and there-just did a house dwn the road from us that had been on the market for almost 2 years and she finally let someone help her. She had 2 showings and the 2nd person bought it on the spot. CASH sale- crazy, huh? She rented 3 small warehouses to store what we took out of there.

Love the things you are showing here. Mantle and the rest- amazing-

Just left the mountains and are headed Up North-but at least I have internet access now- xo Diana

blossoms vintage chic said...

Amber, I am sooo excited for you!
You and your hubby did an amazing job...it's just gorgeous!!
Wishing you happiness and incredible success in your new home!
xoxo
Debbie

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Wow, that is the prettiest empty spot I've ever seen...I can imagine what it'll look like when you fill it.
I just visited a friend in Murrieta on Monday. We had a late lunch at Rosa's Cantina then swung by Vintage Begonia's before heading back to OC.
I'll have to call her to plan another visit on that weekend.

Blessings to you,
Irma

Rose Carey said...

Your space is going to be so amazing! I can't wait to see the finished display. Wishing you much success with your new space!

HuGs,
Rose

Rea said...

Looks beautiful. Love the mantle and wallpaper.

Susie said...

Amber, It looks so nice. way to go thrifty girl. Good luck with your place. I just wish I could come by. Smiles, Susie

Recycled Rita said...

I new you would rock your new space but WOW! It is amazing (and huge!) I can't wait to come see it in person! hugs! karen...

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Its just beautiful, and not even done yet so I can only imagine what it will be like when you have put the Rooster's finishing touches on it!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hi Amber, thanks for stopping by. I have to say "your room" is so gorgeous I could move right in. What a beautiful job you did.

chateau de fleurs said...

It's looking Awesome Amber! Can't wait to see it in person, XO Christie

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Hi Amber! I have to admit I have already seen the Black Rooster's new home, and was too lazy to sign in and comment. Plus, I was too busy drooling. This is fantabulous girl! I am so happy for you! Even tho I am too far away to deal with your oh so talented hubby, I am going to check out his site anyway.

Oh, by the way, I know you do not need a decorator, but I have my bags packed and waiting just whenever you get ready to send for me :)

cestMoi Sandy said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! GIRL I am coming over to visit! You bet yah!
Your new "home" looks totally Fab!
Divine!

The wainscot looks great and the mantel aaahhhh!
Till soon at Granny's Attic! See you there.

Sandy

P.s. you did awesome on the budget!
The wallpaper is an I want it item!

Rita said...

Can't wait to visit Amber! It's gorgeous. I would chose Bruce in a second if I needed work done...you are a lucky girl to have him and lets not forget, he is the luckiest guy to have you! Ciao Rita

suzyq said...

I want this for my dining room, it's absolutely gorgeous!!!
Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back :)